Katarina Wells 2017-08-04T03:11:24+00:00
  • Katarina Wells

Some of my highlights

Barbara Hepworth would have to be my favourite. She is a British sculptress. I love the period of mid last century. My favourite potter would be Hans Coper; they both come from that era.
I do not use many glazes presently. However, I love using an array of metal paints like rust, copper and bronze with their rich patinas. I think these colours really complement the colours of Australian gardens, especially those on the coast. I also love using Terra Sigillata as a surface treatment. To make terra sigillata you soak the clay in water and siphon off the very fine clay particles that rise to the top and you end up with something that is nearly like a glaze. It is not completely waterproof but it is very tactile and subtle.
It would be a mix of Carpe Diem and just really being in the moment. I think as an artist you are really lucky in that you do spend a lot of time being in the moment, being present, so if you can apply that to other parts of your life too then you are blessed.

Katarina Wells

My aim is to express a sense of balance and harmony through my  work. I hand build my pieces over a period of a few days, to allow the clay to stiffen sufficiently, before adding more coils. This slow process fosters an organic growth, allows for time to step back and observe where a piece intends to go.

Terra Sigillata, a natural finish containing very fine clay particles, provides a sensual, tactile surface for much of my work For many of my outdoor sculptures I use iron and copper finishes, relishing the rich patinas that develop when exposed to the elements.
Inspiration is found in the natural world – the colours and textures of rocks, seedpods, wasp’s nests or shark eggs found on the beach.

I grew up in Austria and moved to Australia in my early twenties. In 2000 I completed a studio ceramics course at Brookvale TAFE. I have been exhibiting my work since 2007. I live and work at Clareville on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Gallery/Other Contacts:

http://www.katarinawells.com/

Mobile: 0406 792 836
Home: (02) 9918 9703

Katarina Wells

Katarina’s aim is to express a sense of balance and harmony through her work. She hand builds her pieces over a period of a few days, to allow the clay to stiffen sufficiently, before adding more coils. This slow process fosters an organic growth, allows for time to step back and observe where a piece intends to go.
Terra Sigillata, a natural finish containing very fine clay particles, provides a sensual, tactile surface for much of her work. For many of her outdoor sculptures Katarina uses iron and copper finishes, relishing the rich patinas that develop when exposed to the elements. Inspiration is found in the natural world – the colours and textures of rocks, seedpods, wasp’s nests or shark eggs found on the beach.

Exhibitions:

Meet with Katarina Wells at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 11 - 12 NOV 2017

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans...
All on a meandering country drive...